Adult Ecotherapy Immersion Program
Immerse yourself in the process of becoming wild again. Embark on a personal adventure of healing in nature and through building healthy community. Learn to weave vitality and meaning in your life by enlivening your relationships to yourself, your village, spirit and the natural world.
Topics include: rewilding, earth skills, fire ceremony, intuition, ancestors, grieving, awareness, heroic journey, finding our gifts, animism, rites of passage, community, chanting, wild plants, archetypes, mentoring, ritual and much more.
2023-2024 Dates: 10 sessions*, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, Feb 10, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 15
Location: Sticks and Stones Farm, Newtown, CT
* See weather and COVID policies for additional details.
August: exploring the senses, setting intentions and becoming wild
September: communion with nature, intuition, gratitude, & following the universe's breadcrumbs
October: ancestors and deep time & decolonization,
November: shapeshifting, earth living skills, fire making and fire magic
December: inner characters, the soul's journey & universal archetypes
February: grief ceremony, reflection & renewal
March: the heroic journey & inner characters continued
April: rewilding and the human lifecycle
May: community and practices of human connection
June: closing ceremony, blessing and the way forward.
Themes are subject to change and evolve like all living beings.
A typical day
9:00-9:30 Gratitude circle & Song, check in
9:30-10:00 Orientation to theme of day
11:30-12:00 Discussion circle and closing
This course will have a variety of homework activities and journaling questions. There may be some readings too.
Justin is dedicated to helping people live vibrant healthy lives filled with connection and purpose. Justin is an ecotherapist, nature mentor and writer. Justin is also the former director of Two Coyotes Wilderness School. Over the course of his career, Justin has mentored hundreds of adults and teens in discovering who they are, claiming their personal power and in finding a deep sense of belonging within their own communities and the more-than-human world.
*Weather and COVID policy: In these times of often extreme weather, there may be days that are too dangerous or uncomfortable to meet outside. At Sticks and Stones Farm, there are indoor accommodations available, and depending on the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic we may meet inside or to meet online as determined by the program staff. In the event that an overnight is canceled, it will be rescheduled within a month on another weekend date. Generally we will not cancel due to mild weather like temps in the 30s or because of rain.
Because of the ever moving nature of COVID-19, policies regarding safety may change, however currently participants are welcome to be mask-less while we are outside. We will be outside for the vast majority of the program. Masks are required while we are in indoor spaces, unless the entire group consents to being maskless. If you are feeling sick, test before coming to class and don't come if the test is positive or if you haven't tested. There are no refunds for weather or covid safety-based cancellations.